Otolaryngology is a surgical subspecialty with tremendous breadth and depth. Problems that affect structures of the head and neck significantly impact patients’ function and quality of life (e.g. smell, hearing, breathing, swallowing, phonation). Our patient population ranges from neonates to the elderly. Clinical problems can be life-threatening (e.g. airway obstruction), urgent (e.g. head and neck cancer), and elective (e.g. cosmetic surgery). Our surgical procedures are diverse, ranging from intricate (e.g. paediatric airway surgery), technologically and anatomically complex (e.g. endoscopic sinus surgery with 3D-image guidance), really small (operating on the smallest bones of the body in the ear), really large (head and neck cancer resection with free flap reconstruction), and creative (cosmetic surgery).